Sri Lanka: Chasing peace
Nov 8, 2013
Come, fight for our cause: Lankan Tamils to PM
Nov 2, 2013
World | Reuters | Friday November 29, 2013
Sri Lanka began counting the dead from its 26-year civil war on Thursday, less than two weeks after the island nation came under intense international pressure to investigate allegations of war crimes.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 12, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will ask "serious questions" and demand an investigation into allegations of war crimes.
South | J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday September 24, 2013
It's been a major victory for Tamil parties in Sri Lanka's war ravaged northern province. In elections held after 26 years in this Tamil majority region, the TNA or Tamil National Alliance won 30 of the 38 seats. A mandate that P Chidambaram, India's...
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 21, 2013
Over 50 per cent of voters today participated in the first polls in 25 years in Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern Province to elect a council for the former war zone, four years after the rout of the rebel LTTE.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 31, 2013
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay today criticised the Sri Lankan government, saying the country was becoming "increasingly authoritarian" despite the end of a civil war four years ago.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 28, 2013
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has assured the relatives of Tamil people who disappeared during Sri Lanka's 25-year-long civil war that he would take up their grievances with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 10, 2013
Sri Lanka today blamed India for the Tamil separatist war which dragged for 30 years on the island.
South | Written by Uma Sudhir | Sunday March 24, 2013
A political poster war is playing out in Tamil Nadu over the Sri Lankan issue. Ironically, rival parties are groups are using the same face, of a 12-year-old boy, to score political points. Balachandran, son of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, has ...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Noopur Tiwari; edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 20, 2013
The United Nations is gearing up for a vote on Sri Lanka this week that will hold it accountable for alleged war crimes against its ethnic Tamil population during the final phases of the bloody civilian war against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tami...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday March 18, 2013
The Prime Minister's fragile coalition is under new pressure. Senior partner DMK has threatened to withdraw its five ministers this week from the cabinet unless India asks the UN's top human rights body to hold Sri Lanka accountable for "genocide." L...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday March 18, 2013
The Centre is under extreme pressure to vote against Sri Lanka on March 21, when the United Nations' top human rights body meets in Geneva. The US is moving a resolution that is expected to criticize Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes and human rights ...
South | Sam Daniel Stalin (With PTI inputs) | Wednesday March 13, 2013
Protests by college students in Tamil Nadu on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue continued today in a bid to mount pressure on India to vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva later this month. Several political parties, includi...
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 5, 2013
DMK leader M K Stalin and thousands of party workers were arrested today when they attempted to picket the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai, demanding a probe against the island government over alleged war crimes.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday March 3, 2013
The DMK in Tamil Nadu is mounting pressure on the Centre to vote against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US is moving a motion against Sri Lanka on war crimes and rights violations against Tamil civilians during the ...
South | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday February 27, 2013
The Congress' biggest ally, the DMK, today said it had lost faith in the government as it joined opposition parties in demanding that India make its stand clear on alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government against Tamils in that country. In a s...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday February 20, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday described as "a war crime" the alleged cold-blooded killing of the son of the late Tamil Tigers' chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 23, 2012
Slamming the building of a victory memorial in northern Sri Lanka as an "uncivilised act" by the island government to "deliberately hurt" sentiments of Tamils, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said such memorials would not help the peace efforts claimed...
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday March 15, 2012
Sri Lanka on Thursday rejected a new video aired on Britain's Channel 4 which levelled fresh allegations of war crimes against the country's leadership and military. In response to the video "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished", the de...
India | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday March 14, 2012
Parties from Tamil Nadu demanded again today that the government commit to voting against Sri Lanka for its alleged war crimes at a United National Human Rights Council session in Geneva. Members of parliament from the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu wa...
India | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday March 13, 2012
A documentary on Sri Lankan war crimes, which shows the dead body of a young boy with five bullet wounds in his chest - who is allegedly the son of LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran - has claimed that the boy was interrogated about his father's wher...